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U.S. Department of Jnstloe 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 




Mr. A. J, Weberman 
Independent Research Associates 
6 Bleecker Street 
New York, New York 10012 

Dear Mr. Weberman; 


Reference is made to our letter dated March 30, 


1981, concerning your Freedom of Information Act request 
for information on Angelo Bruno. 


Information referred to the Internal Revenue Service 


(INS) has been returned to our office. The IRS requested 
all information be deleted pursuant to Title 5, United States 
Code, Section 552, subsection: 


(b) (3) information exempted by statute, specifically. 
Title 26, United States Code, Section 
6103. 

If you so desire, you may appeal to the Associate 


Attorney General from any denial contained herein. Appeals 
should be directed in writing to the Associate Attorney 
General (Attention: Office of Privacy and Information Appeals) , 
United States Department of Justice, Washingt on, D. C. 20530, 
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ANGELO BRUNO, aka, 
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The following background -informatloti' regarding the above- 
oaptldned individual is set forth for assistance in having the 
Legal Attache, Havana, Cuba, conduct an inquiiy regarding BRUNO 's 
alleged interest in a gambling casino. '* 

ANGEID BRUNO, sometimes known as "ANG£!" by close associates, 
a PH TH, has for many years been associated with older Italian racket 
figures in the operation of the "Greaser** Gang dealing basically In 
numbers and illicit whiskey. 

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No unusual activities on the part of ANGELO 
BHUNO, MAX WEISBERG, and RUSSELL BDFALIMO have come to 
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Prevlouaylnvestlgatlon has been reported indicating 
that CARIi,"PAPPY’’^*PPOLITO, J33 Bmnswick Ayenue^ Trenton, N.J.p-;;:" 
RAYMONK^AYLENSKI, 1005 Divi5T6h;>treet, Trentori,-N; J.T'and ' 
CHARLES^OURINE, aka. ”The Blad^" were associated with ANGELO 
BRUNO irr the Hotel Plaza Gambling Casino, Havana, Cuba. 


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On October 5* 1959* Philadelphia Confidential Informant 
dvised that he had been told that in the last few weeks a 
Large-scale crap game was running in Mt. Holly, N.J.; that this^ 
crap game was managed by JOIflffTJTlSABLANCA, and that ANGELO BRUNO 
had partners in this crap game 'named CARL "PAPPY" IPPOLITO, 
"CHARLIE THE BLADE," and an individual named "DAYLIGHT," all of 
whom are from the vicinity of Trenton, N.J. 

By letter dated September 21. 1959* the Newark Division 
advised that on August 19* 1959* CARL PAPPY" IPPOLITO, 733 
Brunswick Avenue, Trenton, N.Ji, during an Interview, indicated 
that he has known ANGELO BRUNO but was not too well acquainted 
i,>flth him. IPPOLITO described his relationship .with BRUNO by 
. saying,’ "I know a lot sf guys casually but not socially." 

IPPOLITO Indicated that he had no business connections 
with BRUNO, either in Trenton, N.J,, other parts of the United 
States, or in the former operation of the Plaza Gambling Casino, 
Havsina, Cuba, IPPOLITO also Indicated that he is not in a 
position to comment concerning BRUNO and does ng^ wish to furnish 
'any personal Information concerning BRUNO. - •* ' 

On August 28, 1959* RAYMOND BRAYLENSKI, 1005 Division 
Street, Trenton, N.J., advised during an interview that he 
operates Brown’s Vending Machine Company, Trenton, N.J. He 
said that he is acquainted with BRUNO but was not connected 
with BRUNO in any business or social capacity. BRAYLENSKI 
said that ANGELO BRUNO is £in infrequent visitor in Trenton, 

N.J., and when in Trenton BRAYLENSKI may occasionally run Intq / 
BRUNO, at which time they would engage in a slight^ casual 
conversation, BRAYLENSKI said that he knew BRUNO by reputation 
and as such could not directly make any statements concerning 
him. 

BRAYLENSKI advised that the only exception was 
approximately two and a half years ago when BHUNO telephonlcally 
con tacted h im at his resldame And inquired whether he would 
permii^nsB son, EDWARD BRAYLENSKI, t# attend a birthday party 
BRUNO and his wife were having for their daughter. BRAYLENSKI 
said that he, his wife, and his son EDWARD, attended the blrthd^ 
party for BRUNO 's daughter and claimed , that this was his only ' ; *■ ‘ 
sociaP^bntact with BRUNO at any time, 


Memorandum 



TO 


Director, FBI (92-2717) 


uatk: 12/9/60 



-iww«SAC, Philadelphia (92-A44) 


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subject: ANGELO BRUNO, aka,; 

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yo DIRECTOR, FBI (92-2717) 


date: 12/8/60 


FROM 


subject: 


, PHILADELPHIA (92-444) 


ANQELO BRUNO, aka; 
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11/22/60 - 12/2/60 



On 11/25/60 ANGELO BRUNO had a conversation with a 

^JOa^conversatlon proceeded In mixed 

English and Italian, ^HHIHIH^feK>lned ANGELO BRUNO and 

^In the conversation remaining there from 1:46 p.m, until 

1737 p.m., when all three individuals left. Both BRUNO and 

spoke in mixed language, even to the extent of single sentences 
being part Italian and part English.. 



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The translator who handled^hetw^i^els of tape 
recording a conversation II/25/60 by^HH|||||H|f advised he 
was not too familiar with the Slclllar^oiale^ but believed 
his translation and transcription represented 60 to 70 percent 
of the actual conversation. It Is repognlzed the two reels 
of tape actually contain both English and Italian, however, 
the Italian portions apparently, .contained the, more Important 
Information. ■ .Hi: 1. 

The Philadelphia Office bas two. Special Agents on 
transfer to this Division from., New York who speak Italian. 

It Is not known whether elther::Agent :^ctually can accurately 
handle the Sicilian dialect but it Is., believed this matter 
Is sufficiently Important they, .should , be given the opportunity 
to work on It. This becomes Increasingly Important because 
of the references to a Commission. It Is believed possible 
that translation of the remaining 30 to to 40 -percent of the 
material on these tapes may splldlfyi. the significance of these 
references. These Agents are due to. arrive In Philadelphia 
the first week of January I96.I and they, wlll.rbe assigned Immediately 
to review these tapes. lospi. 

In the event they are unable^ to., translate these tapes, 
permission will then be requeBte.d to 'send' these tapes to the 
New York Office for translation' by an Agent at that office who 
can handle the Sicilian language. An Agent who was previously / 
assigned to the Philadelphia Office and who Is now assigned 
to the New York Office can handle that dialect. 

Philadelphia will submit the complete results of the 
tape promptly after the two Agents from New York Office revle^ 
same. It Is believed the significance of the term Commisslo|-^ 
may then be crystal clear. ^ y / 

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jv, ->FROM '^; : SAC, PIJJjLADELPHIA (92-444-Sub A) 


lEK SUBJECT: ANGELO BRUNO, aka. '■;i •^^:' 
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ATTENTION: TRANSLATION 
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two r eels of tape recording a conversa-j 
portions of which are in Italian, 
It-ls requested that the reels be monitored and translated in 
full and the results forwarded Philadelphia. , 


Enclosed 

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Memorandum 

Director, FBI (92-2717) 
SAC, Philadelphia (92-W) 


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ANGELO BRUNO, aka 
ANTI-RACKETEERING 


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co nversation between ANGELO BRUNO 

the Bureau by Philadelphia } 
12 /l^^^^^ffl^!te^vna^Tnese individuals had spoken in / 

mixed English and Sicilian dialect. FThey had a heated 
dlacussio n mentioning a m eeting in New Jersey. BRUNO 

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having a phone call In which he was advlsea 'cna'c h e' was not 

wanted as a "boss" any ^ *^ 11111111111111111 ^ what 

he could do to clear things up^Titi^n^REiiTyT^ 

The translator Indicated that only 60 to 70 ^ of ’ 
the conversation had been translated and transcribed as 
the translator was unfamiliar with the Sicilian dialect. 

Philadelphia Division will do additional research 
In regard to this conversation- and furnish the Bureau a 
completed transcription and evaluation of this conversation. 






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Beuralrtel 11/28/60, forwarding tw o reel; 
of tape recording a conversation 11/25/60 by 
part of which is in Italian for translation. Tin? 

Buaeno 12/14/60 furnishing you with the results of the 
Bureau* s translation of this naterlal. 

In your neno of 12/8/60 furnlshln^a weekly 
sumnary of information received fromlBHHBP^, a part 
of same conversation carried on in English was set forth. 

You have mentioned that upon receipt of the 
: translation of this material, the natter would be 
furnished to the Bureau In Its. entirety together with 
your evaluation. 

This should receive your prompt attention and 
every effort should be made to assess the significance 
of the references to a commission^ , These are not 
entirely clear and in evaluating this, you.should keep in 
mind Information previously furnished to you which 
received from Chicago's highly confidential source 
concerning the possible existence ^o^. an underworld commission. 

This matter should receive preferred attention 
and every effort should be made to piece together the 
current Information and any future references in order to 
definitely determine whether such a ponmisslon exists, and 
if so, as much as possibles conce^D4c8 Its make-up and 
operation. 



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TITLE OF CASE ^ 

ANGELO '^RUNO, aka Angelo 
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Cnicago alrtel to Bureau 9/9/59 captioned 
"Top Hoodlum Program - Chicag^Div^^n, 
relating Information from||mp|m^ 
regarding a conference 
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M. GIANCANA Ir^Jri^agoon y/o/p9 in which 
a discussion regeir<^ng '^a commission 
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Report of 3A lO/28/oO 

at Philadelphia, , /a 

Newark letter to Philadelphia 11/17 /dO 
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Miami letter to Philadelphia 12/1/dO 
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Philadelphia letter :to' BurBau;'captloned . 
"ANGSLO BRUNO, aka; DOMINICK POLLINA, . 
aka, AR" marked - -'JUNE.,**; • - 1 . 


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All offices will review-- information 'as set forth In 
the Administrative Section of- tib^ci^err letter ta-thls report 
and Information In this report’ -1ft regard "to 'BRUNO *s admissions 
that he Is a representative of'"'the, cdmmlssloA" and evaluate 
this Information coui^led with ‘the- information -furnished your 
respective offices by. the Chicago Office- -In- referenced Chicago 
alrtei dated 9/9/59. Will thereafter report that evaluation 
to the Bureau and the Philadelphia Office. 


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1. Will endeavor to-'i-dentlfy and 

’’BUMPER" /noting th.r.t; .Ims previously been - Identified 

in association \^lth BRUNO and ii^^possibiy. -an -associate of 
CHARLES I, COSIELLO or CAMi • 

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4. Will furnish background' -data. Including an 
up-to-date arrest record. Inquiry with Intemal Revenue Service, 
■■IIBIHHHI^on and^^|2|L^^r 

background data on the above, report * of 
dated 9/9/60 Includes such data and Information showing 
association of these Individuals, with ^BRUNO. 


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1. The Miami Office -rShould note telephonic contacts 

In their Divisi on m ade by BRUNO 'with thereafter / 

fully Identify IWK^ and his 'relationship to -ANGELO BRUNO. ' *• 

2. If prior In tervi ews of fiB2BStii£~have shown 
any degree of cooperatlon^bu^l^ aho'uld be Interviewed to ^ ^ 
ascertain business Investments ^y- -BRUNO 'in 'legitimate enterprises 
In the Miami area. 


3. Will establish a source at the Miami International 

Airport In an endeavor to learn of ANGELO BRUNO* s movements, 
primarily to ascertain when BRUNO goes to the Dominican 
Republic. . 

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4. Will continue efforts tq'.flocate:;the place of 
residence of BRUNO In the Miami, '-i?lar;*^area' 'and "thereafter 
If feasible consider requesting the establishment of a 
confidential source of a technical nature, realizing that BRUNO 
apparently has connections with- racket'-'flgures t^ are 
wide-spread and that BRUNO’ s position IS higher than has previously 
been developed through prior Investigation. 


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1 Will ascertain. if- ANGEIib-i BRUNO/ under his true 

name or aliases set forth in the'ibackground data of this report, 
has a passport and will attempt.' -^ 6 ^,?pbiato.-?hot ©graphs of -^. 
handwriting specimens thereon;;;'^ 

2 . ¥111 report anyi trips taken. by v©RDNO in the 

recent past if such Infoimiatlon is available* 

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At Philadelphia, Pa, : 

1. V/111 maintain contact with informants familiar 

with BRUNO'S activities. • 

2. Will attempt to'obtaln an up-to-date photograph 
of ANGELO BRUNO. 

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3. Will attempt to establish' sources at the 
Philadelphia .International Airport to develop movements of 
ANGELO BRUNO in and out of Philadelph:^..: 

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The investigative period of -this report ‘was necessitated 
_in obtaining translation of' information furnished by 
Ll/25/60 plus the fact- that it appears, according to 
Information from this informant, that .BRUNO -.was not in the 
Philadelphia Division from 11/25/66 until I/7/6I, It is to 
be noted, however, that the •Bureau'hai3-;Jbeen' promptly advised 
of all developments of Investigation of -the captioned subject. 

For background of offices not previously receiving 
Information regarding BRUNO, i the following background data 
regarding him is set forth: :•• •, 



ANGELO BRUNO was bom -5/21/10 . in Italy and Is a 
derivative citizen of the United S-tatesv -LHe has an arrest 
record dating from 1928. In Philadelphia he-. resides at 934 
Snyder Avenue, which has been described .informants as being 
a poor section of the City and the house being shabbily 
furnished. During the 1950 's Informants have indicated that 
BRUNO has been raised to the upper echelon -of -organized . 

Italian racket figures in the' Philadelphia and Southern New 
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In Florida. His wife, SUE BRUNO, nee MARANCA, resides in 
Philadelphia and at times travels with BRUNO. His daughter, 

JEAN, attends Temple University in Philadelphia and his son, 
MICHAEL, 810 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, is engaged in the 
exterroinating business and BRUNO allegedly is keeping him 
"legitimate." His sister, LENA MAGGIO, is married to PETER 
MAGGIO, Another sister, JOSEPHINE GRASSO, resides at I81I South 
9th Street, Philadelphia, Pa, 

For additional background Information to the interested 
offices, the referenced Chicago airtel, captioned "Top Hoodlum 
Program - Chicago Division, "Adeveloped Information of a similar 


nature as that being furnished by^ 

mee ting in Philadelphia, Pa», 11/25/ 

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Relative to JOE deceased) on 10/8/39^^^^ 

advised that IDA, formerly of New Brunswick, N.J., went to 
Italy In early 1959 or late 1958 and was • at that time "the 
boss" with DOMINICK OLIVETTA;or Camden, N.J., being the ‘under 
boss." This Informant has pr^lously described the territory 
Involved as roughly covering I^)^tib^^»' of New Jersey, Eastern 
Pennsylvania, and Delaware When -IdA -departed, the Informant 
said arrangements were madewlth IDA ^8 approval to have his 
power transferred to JOSEPH RUGNETTA' ( Philadelphia Top Hoodlum), 
operator of the South Philadelphia Gi’lil In Philadelphia. 

RUGNETTA thereafter, according: {4 jo,,, this Informant, made enemies 
because of his conduct In this- new Jjosltlon, 

Informant stated that RUGNETTA was surprised that 
"the organization" had on Satui^ay,- 9/26/59> met In Philadelphia 
or southern New Jersey and %ad ^ election, resulting In RUGNETTA 
losing his position as "boss"' and -being demoted to "under boss" 
with DOMINICK OLIVETTA beli^'elect^ as "boss." 

It was also stated 'that at!i this meeting on ‘ ' 

9/26/59 PETER MAQOIO, brother-in-laW 'Of ANGELO BRUNO, married 
to BRUNO’ B Bister LENA, was elected' to "the organization" 
which this particular Informant has/rSjald is synonymous with 

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Mafia. It was also stated that MARIO MAGGIO, older brother 
of PETER MAGGIO, has been a member of "the organization" for 
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For evaluation. It Is pointed out that __ 

(deceased) furnished reliable 'lnforma1;lon for several year 
concerning the Italian underworld. "This infbrraant has been 
a close personal friend of many -top echelon raalcet figures 
in the Northeastern United States, particularly the Philadelphia 
area. 


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Set forth In this report under date of 11/25/60 
will be information indicating that BRUNO has been elected 
to "the commission" by his own admission. Further, It Is 

I "a meet JLng V ' laCSIBfgt ygod , an .unioiown gmtf *13^ Cftfe ya aryT ^ 

Verbatim translatlonsUBMllBlHIII^S^^O’ ^ 
conversation was furnished the Chicago, Miami, New York, and 
Neiraiic Divisions In a "JUNE" letter dated 1/12/61. 

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ANGELO BRUNO in the P^liaddphia, .!Pa. , area in November 
i960 and January 196r^^d.;:he:Ueved to have been in 
Florida in the intervening -period cording to one 

Informant. BRUNO told infoiiaartt^iihiJheVwaa a 
'of "the commissio n" but ih f ogSapfetAird not know what thTSTcbraiffintJ 
"ihieant Associates of BRUNO get, forth. Information i‘egaralng 
Illegal and legal activitles:.^«alop^» set forth. BECAUSE BRUNO 
IS ALLEGED TO wa TO nnMMTTTED GANGLAND BTCECUTIONS DTTHE FAST^ 

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In December 1960 and January 196 I advised 

that PETER MAGGIO, brother- In-l^iw of :angEL 0 BRUNO, operates - ^ 

the Mag glo Cheese Company, II 30 SouthT'llth Street, Philadelphia. 


said that PETER MAGGIO, ‘ With his brothers m;\ RI 0 and ^ 

^ MAQQJOf operate' this' G ompahy ^d ^d discov ered 

ibJihiy^l^mg^lLthe ir employees were st^frfig'. 


ja%NGEIiO BRUNO what j^o do with PAT, 
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>a brofner-irwTa^or SALVAf^RE MAGGIO,' *w^^o had been identified 
-as stealing from his employer, the Maggii ti e Cheese J^Qcipanyr^ ' 

*'BRUNO, in speaking of conduct of 1 1 1 itijltWil I (iTil FTiT informant 
endeavoring to keep his son MICHAEL MAGGIO from 
in any illegal activity! ' BRUNO told the Informant 
^MICHAEL MAGGIO wanted to buy* a"" home But refused to accept the 
money for^^W^'downpayraent on this home from hte.74MM:4a9r, ANGELO 
^feRUNO. BRUIW, however, told the* infoimant .that even though 
his son MICHAEL did not give ' hjQm ^y trolSle' MICHAEL ^ * 
did give him trouble. ........... • " 


BRUiro told the infonnant that his newphew,who 
operated a real estate^office^* had taken |2,000 away from 
"NEEDLESiUftnd that BRUN6 claimed' that^ he had to pay "NEEDLES" 
this ;aum to pi*Svent injury to his^nebhev;, BRUNO 's method of 
ex pt»ej3 8 j j yg f SthljC? . according wa^^^ubstance, "Wha^ 

am them bu^^iTm^ BRUNO dJiSife 

indlcated-^nat this nephe*'? operated an insurance*^ business 
in > oTlpy |MMio hNTith the real estate office and had spent 
premiums collected on insurance policies and BRUNO had to 


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nervous breakdovfn." BRUNO said to the informant that he wa 
'going to stay with this nephew and watch him to get him 
straightened out. One^of the nepKewta faults, according to 
the Informant, was that the nephew's ^ttler was no’t like BRUNt) 
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It is to be noted that- ANGELO BRUNO has a sister, 
JOSEPHINE GRASSO, who resides at ^811' Bouth. 9tb Street, 
Philadelphia, and that MICHAEL GRASSO- Is probably her son. 


^^in January 196l'sald that he had definitely 
learned that "gELO BRUNO had' a- very close relationship 
ihr^GGIO brothers, In particular PpER 
at times called PETER MAGGIOMs 
said that Individuals need 

a.*, I.- ,€ much of h'1 3 success to the fact that MICHAEL 

liwGOl^ deceased), fsther of the MAGGIO boys, had furnished 
“guidance" to BRUNO prior to> MICHAEL -MAGGIO ' s death. 


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BRUNO is alleged to'^have met ^^^^^^Ppsouth 
Philadelphia/ apparently, according ‘ tQ[HH^^pDelief,- to 
straighten out a misunderstanding.-’ '^ BRUN^ToH^his infonnant 
that he, BRUNO, had been elected -to' be a "representative" to 
"the commission." BRUNO allegedly ’went to New York and had 
a meeting with unknownlnd^^wUals -who told BRUNO that he 
should get alon^wtthJjHpmi^ At - this time BRUNO had been 
associated withfl|Hm||^'or 'approximately twelve years. 'The 
informant state^tnatBRUNO- untll'^ a recent^ateregarded j_ 

Very highly. He stated BRUNO had said offljmjl^th^ he 
looked on him as a father an^ha^^e^ecte^^H||H(|^ wife as 
a sister and he appreciated 0|HH[||^wife^s interest in calling 
BRUNO’S wife, SUE, during the tinges that BRUNO was out of town. 
Informant said that BRUN O ciai’med_h^Wasagreeable to remaining 
an associate o£|||||||[|P|^but that^HHI^egan spreading stories 
apparent ly unfavore^e to BRUNO and BRUNO had heard these stories. 
JUlUlf didthl^ir^plte of ’^UNO’s efforts- to get "the boys" 
to aupFort|mpim^^BRUNO told the Informant he had heard 
these apr arently^tfif ovorable comments regarding' him from a 
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BRUNO told the Informant- after agreeing, app arently 
Lomecne in Nov; York, that he would get along with; 

^took liberties to do -things' Whic h BRUNO d id nor 

explain to the Informant other than that||||m|||^apparently ... ' 
allowe^ilmself the liberty of talking to^muen; BRUNO said 
that Jllm^clalmed that he' had to- 'J* come out" at the apparent 
meetffl^atWlldwood, N.J., becaus^^^e' matter v/as delicate 
and involved both BRUNO BRUNO^ however, told the 

Informant there was no meeting- and that the business of the 
meeting was not true. BRUNO ala 6 told the informant tha t if such 
a meeting was totak^place and something was to happen 
should say that^mHIir should call him and tell him (BRuno^^^^ 
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accord^^to seemed to be provoked b^C 
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In connection with an apparent meeting that was held at an 
unknown date Inth^o^t In Wildwood, N.J. He said BRUNO 
explained thatfl^BHl^^*^ acted properly because he tried 
to hide certali^natte^ from BRUNO. BRUNO also told the 
Informant that JKHf apparentl^w^ obstinate and did not 
listen to people who came try to Smooth over the 

relationship vrtilchapparently was developing friction Insofar 
as BRUNO and IHHB v were concerned, BRUNO told the Informant 
Jbhat PET ER, apparently PETER IMAQGIO, had tried to talk to 
(^■■■■^and JOHNNY, which the Informant Indicated may have 
been JOHN ICASABLANCA of T renton, N. J,, a friend of BRUNO, and 
JIMMY all 'tried to talk tofl||^^B^wlth negative results. 

BRUNO told the Informant IHHp^^liad also In. the past made 
FERNANDO so road that FEPUmNDOv^s reaching for a knife but 
he did not know what the significance of this was. 

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"BRUNO told the Informant he was so broken up over 
_^conduct that he, BRUNO, wanted to move to Florida 
"andT^that BRUNO seemed perturbed because the breakup was over 
nothing, "like a snowball that fell off a mountain and got 
worse and worse," 


^told the Informant that the dayheta^ed to 
he, BRUNO, settled "the account^*w^h|mBB^Wlth 
35^177 apparently beln^dj^lded wlth|BBm|PpossiDly re- 
ceiving about $13^700.fHmi^K accoroS^to v^at BRUNO told 
the Informant, did not care for the money but wanted to continue 
the frlenc^yil^^lth BRUNO but BRUNO told the Infomanth^had 
advised nothing he could do forjmm^now 
even though|^mwas "talking right" since he returned 
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BRlRI^sa^ he could not do anything for 

now but told iBBBFthat he may be able to do something for 
■mHl^ln four or six months. He explained to|mPvthat 
h^would do POLLINA no harm but would only d o him go o 

speaking of settling accounts, BRUNO said to^HHB^that 

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and seemed hurt because he^ ^■^■■fhad claimed he had taken 
plenty of chances Just because of friendship. BRUNO told the 
Informant thi s did not mean much because they had taken chances 
together with 

BRUNO told ^^^^^L;hat they^vihom he did not identify, 
even wanted to throw out of "the family" but that he, 

BRUNO, "Didn’t go for it," BRUNO told the informant thatj 

said that the actions against him were, "No consideration for 
a Christian who had poured out his heart and blood and it would 
be better if he wereseer^dead, killed, or something and that 
because of this he,||0||iB^ must sufferforall the rest of 
his life . " BRUNO said he explained to flHIii^that there was 
a lot of pressure and that a lot of people were not satisfied, 
even before he, BRUNO, was with "the commission" and in fact 
the dissatisfaction was even. before "the commission." 

In speaking to the informant, BRUNO told him there 
was $33,000 which may be in Italy. In this conversation BRUNO 
indicated to the informant that he knew an ALBERTO and RAPFAELE 
(phonetic) but did not indicate his connections with these 
individuals. BRUNO also said that he had made an agreement 
with them a nd would not have made this agreement that dissolved 
the pact acted differently, but now it was too 

late becaus^HulND had given his word apparently. 

_ said, had told BRUNO that he,|^|^H 

should have gotten out when he received the "flne^apparei tly 
in connection with some fine levied "gainst millll^pt an 
unknown time in the past, . 



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PAPPY,, 
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Informant believed that th^JDjMY who had attempted 
lighten the matter out withjl|pH|HPnight have been 
[“URCO (phoneti<^^bu^he ■expialneathat he was not certain 
BRUNO 't^old 1(111111 that things had gotten so that 
'■(phonetic), JOHNNY | CARR (phonetic ) , and PAPPY (CARL 
fPpOLITO ) all wanted I to know what was wrong between BRUNO 


BRUNO told ^HHVhe had advised ^Hmfthat 

was not paying anything but was " Just losi ng his 

position." BRUNO told the informant that HBHII^seemed very 
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do anything he wanted to because he was a represe ntative of 
"the commission." He again said he toldm^m^he would have 
to prov^hlms^f with other;rpeople and tna^nay^ In time 
he and would be In bualne a.S:; again. .. 

BHUl^O mentioned that had been with a group 

Including BRUNO In New York. jaricldSRUNO had told RICCARDO 
and appa rently RI CCARDO at this time told^^UNOthat diey did 
not want for a boss. BRUNO sald^||H[^^had claimed 

that the people in New York whpj apparent iy did not want himj 
as boss were told that thej' differences between, 
aric^^lJNO were not a farall^natter^rat which time the ;",paci 
was made between BRUNO andJHm^icJBRUNOtol^the Informant 
that TO MMY had to ld him to get 1/iflth |HH||||||||^ BRUNO said 

he toldflHjlllll^ne was pot talking to OARLC^tABbTno and a 
proof oj^na^was TOMMYf BARREN -(phonfttiQ) .md called him, 
BRU NO, and told him abo ut the mlsunderstanalng betweei^BRUNO 
and accoj^'dlng to .Ur^ormatlonUfmippitearned 

from^^uNOTwas told he was not wanted’ as a representative 
and BRUNO said that he had notwar^ed to associate, apparently 
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BRUNO toldflH^Vthat he. had. heen flying a great 
deal and that It was lonesome' as he had 'to fly alone. He 
mentioned to the Informant he had beem’ away, for four weeks 
prior to November i960 and apparently had been In Florida. 

BRUNO aisb told the Informant; that^'mOVIKIE • 
(PUIYMOND^ARYLENSKI, owner of Brown Novelty Company, lO C^ 

Vision s/^eet, Trerton, N.J.w); had , had h heart attack. '- % • 

He also said that CARL (CARL PAPPY 'IPPOLITO) . was In the 
hospital with a hernia operation v^d .that .TPPOLITO had a bad 
heart and they had ^t^be careful. . He said BRUNO also told hlnu. ' 

-‘ CHAMPS (CHARLES I.vJC 0 STELLQ,\pwner of J.-'C. Vending Company, 
Southard Streell/ Trenton.# ilLJ. h was.cs.lck. BRUNO ■ 
said that he had also called. Mr;-.:AMADi) the previous night 
about 10:30 p.m. and was waiting for;:checks -to clear the bank 
before he would return t(j PloridaionL'JrheLi following Monday 
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that ANGELO BRUNO and 


LARRY met him that day and LARRY *s sister, BETTY WEISMANTLE, ^ 


and her husband, FRANK WEISMANTLE, who operate a gift shop 
In the Singapore Hotel on Miami Beach/ had an' argument with 
TOMMY COHEN (phonetic), manager of this hotel. It was said 
that COHEN was holding back $2,700 he had collected for sales 
that guests had charged at the WEISMANTLE Gift Shop and that 
BRUNO to straighten ou t the mat ter had ca^edDAVE GLASS at 
GLASS' hotel In Mlaml.^mB||Pklso told^Hl^that MARIO 
MAGOIO, PETER'S brother, had called Mr, Al^DO in Miami, Fla., 
at Plaza 7-2624 to help straighten out LARRY* s sister's 
difficulties with TOMMY COHEN,' He told the informant that 
AMADO or maybe TOMMY COHEN, according , to BRUNO, was "supposed 
to be tied v/ith JIMMY HOFFA."-^' 


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said to the Informant' that BRUNO told GLASS, 

"When you are doing this favor you are- doing this for me." 


^^^[^uary 9^19^/ BRUNO, ^according to information 
given toMl|H^^told|f||H^to order:' flowers' for GUIDO 
DI MARCO^lBBH^sald he had ordered floral an>angements at 
$30.00 a piece for ANGELO BRUNO and 'his family, the MICHAEL 
t MAGGIO family, POZI, not further' identified, JOHNNY CASABLANCA, 
[and CHARLES COSTELLO, who are frlendd;- of 'ANGELO BRUNO.' ' 



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brother-in -law who had been st ealing 
from them was named PA^ ALVANCANO. ^||||||H|^ told||||||m^that he 
had been talking with ^UNO' that da^a^to what the MAGGIO brotherj 
should do in regard to JOE MARAGLIA and FRANK PALERMO, who also 


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‘has been stealing in the past from the MAGGIO brothers. It 
was said that MAIIAGLIA was bull-headed and that he should be 
beaten up which would soften him up In the future and would 
also make SAM and TOMMY willing topay for what they had 
stolen from the MAGGIO company. that BRUNO told, 

him that JOE should be beaten in Philadelphia because if 
the people who were to beat him should be apprehended BRUNO ^ 

and his associates could get t hese indi viduals before a Judge 
with whom they have Influence.flHHP^s^^^ BRUNO mentioned ^jr 
they would use "DAYLIGHT" and probably "BUMPER" to do the ^ 

beating and that PAPPY (CARL PAPPY IPPOLITO) would go eilong 
as a friend. 

said that^miflimillll^ also BRUNO 

had told nlnwie had a couple of Irlsn kids in North Philadelphia, 
one of 'Whom was on probation for five years. Another was 
'identified as ROY and ROY particularly was a good kid who had 
prov ed hims elf prevlousl^inapparehtly beating someone. BRUNO 

that he, BRUNO, would not use 

ROY tokPri anyone but only on beatings and that if you use 
anyo ne to ki ll you have to have guys that you respect. 
told that BRUNO had called BUCKY ALLEN in Miami 

jthat day and that BRUNO intended to receive this call at FRANK 
IDAMIANO's place at 7^0 Christian Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 


stated that 'him that FAT 

ALVANCANO, SALVAT ORE MAGG IO' s brother, should be sent out of 
town. BRUNO toldlllHI^ that day that he could possibly send 
PAT out of the country to the Dominican Republic where PAT would 
have to remain for six months working in an "arcade." BRUNO 
told the informant that PAT, if he. proved himself, could start 
at about $150.00 *a week and could make up to $200.00 or $250.00' 
weekly, and besides working in the arcade he would have to make 
collections from machines. BRUNO told the informant that PAT 
could not gamble or get in trouble in the Dominican Republic, 
because BRUNO would know every move he made inasmuch as all 
of the people down there were "rats." 


BRUNO also told 
with CHARLIE (CHARLES COSTELLO 
was hard to get along with. 



that maybe PAT could work 
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i jOn January 13> 1961 j HIHIHIII^^H told g 
that PHIL ffESTA, who works with BRUNO, had oeen picke^up by theJ/ 
Police on jbhat or the previous day but had been released. ^ 

Apparently PHIL TESTA had be en picked up f or questi oning in 
regard to numbers activity, VmiHIllHIIW also told IHHI^ 
that day that he had taken $K5^5o^x^tne Broad Street Trust 
Company where an employee, FRANK DE.NATO. (phonetic),- had 
changed the $10,D00 in ten, dollatr. bills, to. . 410,000 in one 
hundred dollar /bills. ir!ii3 - -'L-s... . r*. 


ANOELO BRUNO told| 

with WILLIE I WeISBERG and that WE3 


that he had recently talked 
BERG had recently returned 


from Pittsburgh, Pa., and that unknown. individuals in 
Pittsburgh, Pa., had asked WElSpERG: to,... learn from BRUNO 


Information re garding 
,would do this. 


NATIO. BRUNO indicated he . 
t th5. MAGGIO brothers were now 
worried about Deing questioned .by the police in regard to the 
thefts at 'the MAGGIO Cheese Company. 


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D. CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES 



On January 13 ^ 196ir,' 


said he 


that an Individual named SNUFFY; had previously borrowed money 
from ANTONIO POLLINA but that 'he had' recently borrowed money 
believing this money was loaned:^y POL LINA' but actually the 
money loaned belonged to ANGELO' BRUNO. said that 

'SNUFFY apparently paid SALVATORE MAGQIO $500.00 on this account 
and owed about $50.00 addlticmal. t' :.■ . 


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described BRUNO'S home as tffiing -jin '£t" poor' section and poorly 
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During Decemberj|1960,^^^^m^mP^BRUNO' s brother- 
in-law, according toflHK made arrangements with SONNY to 

operate a crap game in the South Philadelphia section. 

did not know if BRUNO was connected'' with ‘^thls crap game- or 


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not, but it was believed the 'game would bring in $1,500 a 
week, 20 percent of wh^h ' Woul d be take r^^f apparently for 
police protection. saldltoHBHHHB^ had Indicated to 

him that FERGUSON (Captain CLARENCE J. FERGUSON, Philadelphia 
Police Department) was being paid off by HANK^^i^apparently 
was in on the operation of the card game. ^m|||||^H|H|H||al.ao 

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told that he felt sure tha ^ANGELO BRUNO was also, 

e money to Captain FERGUSON. flj^H^^sald thati 
Indicated BUDDY (BUDDY CIAFRsJrrTTrom 6 th Sti^ 
slphia has contacts with a lot- of Police and other 
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also stated -that during December i960 PHIL 
TESTA told him that he was in i the numbers business and that 
he knew that TESTA was closely-associated with ANGELO BRUNO. 





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E. LEGITIMATE ENTERPRISES 


In January I 96 I ANGELO BRUNO told ^■HiFthat he 
had a cigarette vending machine business in Florida and had 
thought of sending PAT, brother-in-law of SALVATORE MAGGIO, 
to Florida to work there but 'he -had* changed his mind because 
PAT could not make any money -working 


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BRUNO also told that |^Mr. “AMADO of Miami, Fla., 
may be associated with BRUNO ‘'In -%hl 0 *'-'elgarette vending machine 
business in Florida. 




stated that BRUNO also told hln^tha^an 

individual whose identity was not disclosed wanted 

to buy some big route in Philadelphia that would make a lot 
of money and this person was going to '! carry BRUNO" but that 
this person would actually be^ -the boss. - He' also mentioned that 
apparently this business venture was in s ome way connected with 
LOU CAMPBELL of Newark, N.J., but||M|Hf could not learn any 
additional information regarding the business venture. 



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luary I96I stated that BRUNO mentioned 
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ANGELO BRUNO told In November i960 that he 

'traveled a great deal and indicated that most of his travel 
was by air and that he had traveled alone. 

In January I96I BRUNO told|fimhe was driving a 
i960 Buick but the informant did not see the Bulck and did not knc 
whQnit belonged to or if it -was registered to BRUNO. 

stated he had recently observed BRUNO driving 
a 1956 black Ford Sedan with Florida Registration. 

On October 31^ i960, SA V^^I^^BIIi^l^lbserved a 
1956 Ford with Florida Registration .1119^3 U parked in front of^/*' 
BRUNO’S residence, 93^ Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 

By letter dated December 1, i960, the Miami Office 
advised that this Florida Registration was for a 1956 Ford ^ ' 
owned by CHARLES I. COSTELLO, 1710 N.W. 172nd Street, North 
Miami, Fla. Further, the Miami City Telephone Directory 
indicates that MICHAEL ALU resided at this address. 

It should be noted that JOSEPH J. COSTELLO, son of 
CHARLES I, COSTELLO, on April 19 » I960, as previously reported, 
advised that CHARLES I. COSTELLO was a cousin of ANGELO BRUNO 
but not first cousins. He also identified JOHN SIMONE, aka 
JOHN CASABLANCA, as a friend of his father, CHARLES I. COSTELLO. 
COSTELLO owns the J, C. Vending Company of Trenton, N. J. 






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Miami letj^er_date^^ececnber^^^^ 60 ^^tate^^^^ on 
November 30# 1960# 

North Ml?5;kJ2iii-g5J-J^y^J|||pP^ftHit-Ww3i- 

a resident:^^^^^^ but uses th^^eslaenc^Tor a winter home 
ar.H flTTT wa^DDarently semi-retired with a permanent residence 
If Trentorwtjr If stated ALU drives a 195 9 Cadillac hard top 
with i 960 New Jersey Registration ALW 632. 
know COSTELLO or BRUNO. 

ISoloyed afadyTsetterwithKrJIf Trenton Co^paAy] ' Trenton, 

-ITj.f llnre 1935. ROSE ALU operates a dress shop at the above 
address. 


The records of New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles 
shows that ALU was Issued a driver* s license i/Iarch ^ nnio 
at the above address and indicated ALU was born November 1912 
in Italy, was 5»7" tall# weighed l 40 -l 60 pounds# with brown 
hair and black eyes. 




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Aioerlcan Gambling Activities^ 
Havana. Cuba 


By letter dated October 7 # 1553. tho l^o vjark Divlaio n 
advised that on September 25 , 1953« 

Hami lton Tovmahip Po lice Bapartraont^TWfW^^ffW^^WI^^^ ff /fc 


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that ho was recently told that AHQELO 
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DROBO-SnrTTnnn^TSPpy” IPPOLZTO ;«ere both encaeod in tho 
operation of a gambling casino in Havana^ Cuba. 


Philadelphia Confidential lnfortnant|^B( 

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September 15# 1958# advised that AHGELO BRUNO had some ^ 

business interests in Cuba# the nature of whicli v;crc unknovm w 
to the Informant . Informant believed that BRUNO might have 
investments in a gambling establishment in Havana. 


This infoxmunt on October 1957# advised that 
BRUNO was then definitely living in Florida and traveling 
between Miami and Cuba i^'hore ho had some kind of gambling 
operation going* together with a man from Trenton* N.J.* 
whose identity was unknovm to the Infonnant. 


By letter dated November 5# 1958* the Newark 
Division advised that the^ud learned from Ihiladelphla 
Confidential Inrormantlfl||^on October <'9* 195'^# that a 
group of New Jersey racKetmen* numbering approtlmately 35# 
had organised in a group to establish a gambling casino in 
Havana# with each i ndividua l contributing an average of 
$10#000 to $15#OOO.HHroaid that CARL "PAPt'Y* IPPOLITO 


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raclcotoers involved 



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)n November 6, 195S, said that BRUNO v;ao 
definitely in Florida or Havana at that tine and that 
he had recently been told that BRUNO had a ''i-iece ' of the • 
Hotel Naclonale at Havana^ Cuba* 



It V7a9 al0o reported that on Janui ry 1, 1959# 
shortly after the departoro of former Cuban ireoldent 
FULCBNCIA BATISTA, from Cuba# a mob entered and i^ocked 
the Eanbllng casino In tho Hotel Flaza, The equipment 
was taken by the mob out Into the street and destroyed 
and burned. 



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By coinmunlej.tlon dated June the Newark 

Divio Ion auilned that during K:ty 1959* 

Inrormantfl^V^urinE: May 1939 advisee 

the <> lass^^^ou^a CaiTiuHng Oaslno had been sco up bi/ a grow-- of ^9^ 
Kew Jersey Aia^^blars. as vrell a row ..eraa.v; ^hllad^l-hldT 


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^co(* iiilUMO (iH v3i^*4i^wCr^ bw tind 

Havxia, Cuba. Further, that wh^n the Cuban i.iwolutiun brolce 
out, DHUIIO, us \/3ll as other Garrhlara in Jlavi.n.j, n.-jd to Miami, 


On June 13 and 19 « 1939)fl^^^^^K,‘ntionud that 
ERUrrO iiad rutux'ned to Ihlladali.iaa, axviwa , \o clay. 



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The Hotel Plaza'' gambling^' casino, ^ in which subject is . ': 
^/^•reportjed to: have ^an interest , ^ has iemained^closed since the oyer*:; 

-throW'^bf t he • Bat is ta Government on. January * 1959 »- . , ♦ . •..v. - , 




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on tbo pert of RU3SELL BUPALIHO hea ooioo' to attontlon 
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It has be«i previously reported' that BRUNO was observed „ * ' 

driving a 195^ Ford with New Jerseyt dealer* s' registration D/C 495-2 
on October 27 and November 10, 1958,.’ and oa other occasions 
throu^out the sunmer of 1958 this insist ’ ca^^^^Jew Jersey i 

dealer*8 registration has been observed by SAfl|||H||Hparked in the 
800 and 900 block of Snyder A venue, ^Fhiladelpnia^^^n November 10, * 

1958, this oar lyas . observed to drive up in front of ABE CajASSMAN*s 
Tiolcot Agenoy, 12th and Locust Street,, Philadelphia, A man later 
identified as ANGELO BRUN0 *b son, left, this oar and entered 
GajASSM4jy^Hfe5.p-^®^ agency. He had, dark .con^Jlexlon, was approximately , - ■ V :• 

25 yearC-of age, 5*8” tall/ and’.welidiidJADOixocLinataly 165 Dounds."-' '“''v.' . 


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Intelligence 5qua d» Philadelphia Detective Bureau, advleed SA. f Vr 

. > ^■■■^■■■ll^that an informant of his -uhoae rellabilltj he 
• could not vouch for, recently- told him .that ’ BRIN 0 was et the 
■til® Do®l“ioa“ Republic ^and ithat .there 71 8 a 
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0 but >^^18 PC 8 i tlve .BRISJ 0 was ' la ' Florida or Havana, Cuba 


"piece" of the Plaza noi^ei gtmuiiug casino,. Havana. Cuba. 

• vd.th • CARL SAMUEL.'., “PAPPr' IPPOLITOy iFBI No. r:7.73655'; :‘and.RAIMCND' 
EDV/ARD BRALINSKI, aka. Harry Bro>ai.''*VlPPOLITO'’.'and -BRO'/N are, 
Trenton, gambler 8 and supposedly -control the nickelodeons 

in Cuba J^M^d vised (fNU) BRUNO, a councilman in North Miami 
Beach, rj-a., as a relative; and JOE'MiSTEIN,-.*- night club owner 
and shylook, as a friend, of ANGELOcBRUJO. of Lh.j . • ‘ , 


'i'\" >T> V, (D ^ Decem^r 12, 1958,^HiBB|^B^^^^Alcohol and 
tJiV Tobacco Tax Ag«)t, Philadelphia, advwe^SA^^^^B^s follow's* 

1955 to April 1956, he' operated IS^rad^cover !. . 

becoming wlde:^.ecqualnted with or^recelving information 

element; primarily. ^Italian , In the 
. , ^ . South Philadelphia area ;]^fc||^^d«ntified,*. based on his 
^..-.-••experlen^ MARCO RBGINElLI; ' as the fonaer.'-lea’der^of .the Greaser ■ 
i5,V/v!?;. ^Gang In-^adelphla before his death .-bRN^/ eald’ aft er .REGfflELLI»s" * 


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•• would not agree, resulting In five individuals being considered 

K ®’ii‘A.’.aa le ader's of th e currant illegal activities of the Greaser 
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PhUadelphLa Confidential InfonDant^HHn December 1956 advised 
that AMOELO BRUNO iiae etill spending most , of his time in Florida and ..i^t 
TESTA cwtiqued; to operate 






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viCTORy.CALAMARO, aka. Bobby; Calao^o^ 1736 Ritner Stoeet,’ 

' Philadelphia f Pa frequently identified as 'a • clo sel^eociate 'of AN GELO ' 

BRUNOt on January 7, 19S9, vas intervlened by 

^at CALAMAR0*6 business establisfflent^n^^nHTCaterihg, 

ree Streets^ Philadelphia, Pa. CALANARO advised as follows: 

vDuring the late 19U0’e, CALAUARO owned a grocery store on Hicks , 
Street'ln South Philadelphia. ANaELO‘BRUNO*began^ another grocery storo > 

t .across* tW ^street from CALAUAROvas'a'oonqpetitor. f^'ran hijs out bf':YfXt 

business in one and one half months,* -CALAMARO aald, Rribr to this, - ' - • - 

CALAHARO never heard of or knew ANGSLO BRUNO." BRUNO and CALAIIARO became 
- acquainted when 'these two plus three other individuals, names undisclosed, 
started an organisation to obtain uniformity in working hours for 
grocery store proprietors in South Philadelphia. This organisation was 
X an organisation of businessmen and its primary purpose was to enable the 

small proprietor to buy cooperatively in large quantities, and thereby 
obtain lower prices. The organi 2 »tion'wa 8 not successful but a close 
friendship developed between BRUNO and'CALAMARO. CALAMARO regards ANGELO 
BRUNO as his best friend. Their dau^ters are close friends. ANGELO 
BRUNO several years ago financed a vacation for CALAUARO in Florida, where 
CALAMARO reovqperated frtmi a heart attack. CALAMARO characterizes BRUNO 
as "the most honest man I know.* A person who "likes anyone who takes 
care of his family." BRUNO, himself, ip regarded as a "good family man." 






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early 1950 ' e. He cited as an example an occasions when Philadelphia Top '■ ■ 
Hoodlvim PETER CASEII*A came to ailuncheonette^’ "a dog house,* in the early • • ■ ■. •' 
1950'6 for the purpose of collecting' a $300 debt owed by CAlAilARO to 

operated a wholesale grocery concern, CASELLA was 
r indi'\aduaI-s.'‘y'^When'.^hey arrived, 'BRUNO was- present 
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in- to' rise' in'-eithei-ril^ph^for l^SO^-^when he entered;.^to-’.‘j;';..J^'^-.*4 
^ numbers racket with FRANKIE MEHDELy’^l^e'^name- -FRANK MATTEO. BRUNO *’ 

■ became big in the numbers business ■ -but ;ia -now allegedly, out of the numbers . yh- 
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CJIAMARO was asked if he 'donterirplat^ moving ' to Florida as'nhe 
stated that BRUNO with his wife wag ,^re‘s 0 ntly'l’iving‘-in Havana, Cuba, 

CALAMARO said without identifying the source"' that he had been offered the 
chance to operate a restaurant in an'unidentified hotel in Havana, Cuba, 
mentioned that this would requird ho --investment on his part, that the 
hotel hired approximately D^h Ti«r>nYoi'^+;rvI-nn«Tatol 1 +.K .uamMIncr- oan-lnn all •■. »• 

^ by 'Cuban 

reB-baurant,’-'8ign a •ta'b, .and 

' said that the tjsrsonnel working in the 'res-tautaht Would' be- Cuban.’ » CAJAHARO 
pointed out that his catering busin'ess during^the’-'Lenten Season was 
practically nil and that he had 'prior'' to FIDEL' CASTRO' s victory in Cuba 
contemplated going to Havana to ;|.ook’oyer the restaurant and opportunity 
for working there. He said that he could' n^t'^’mCve at the present time 
"because his dau^ter was in college' .^anS.. -jjras .in'^love. -with a* local "boy, 

CALAMARO said that he had previdusIyTf.ee.n.'ip’Ha-y^a’,"'‘Cuba,'“and' had visited — 
ANGELO BRUNO in Florida, He was''impiy^g“aiso'^fh^t'^he 'had '’visited BRUNO 
in Cuba, as CALAMARO furnished details to, living conditions in Cuba, He 
said a full time maid could be ob-liAlned-f or ,$l6,00,for an equiv'alent amount 
you could ob-tain the services ofTa cKau^eiir'^-' valet 'who would do the shopping. 
It was alleged that for $125 you cd’uld'ob-talrL a^l-oDcurioua apar-tniant in the 
elite section of Ha-vana. It was B^<i''that' you ‘could not eat the local food 
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Regarding gambling operations in Cuba, ^CALAKARO eaid thaf'ANGEBLO:^ '"'^:’'^ 
ERUSO had an interest in a gambling casino in Havana* This casino nas 
not\dentified* Interest in a gambling casino is purchased according to 
"points." Each "point” being similar to a stock certificate , has a definite 
value* The owners of these "points" share in the profits according to the 
, 4 ^ number of "points" they own* To btegdo operations the "point* owners have 
'■.v.' to "buy in5" You have to have "connections" to 
have to be 'hetlve*" They have to 
'They observe the activities of the 

, cheated#^.To obtain a license froa^thc Cuban^, Government one has- to pay 
125,000* To establish a gambling casino takes from one to two million' 
dollars* Qambling originated in Cuba because UEIER LANSKY supported 
FULGENCIO BAPTISTA in obtaining power and return to office* CALAUARO was 
asked if MEYER LANSKY controlled -tbe< gambling in Cuba* He implied that' 

, . LANSKY had previously absolute contnol>«f the' gambling in. Cuba but at 
AU-;,'-,the present time, it was amended ^ so' that CALAMARO implied that BRUNO' and other . ' 
figures in Cuba were dealing with some one else who was unidentified*^/^ 
^'^^'^y CATiAMAJK), did not 'identify any of BRUNO'S associa'tes or partners in Havana* 

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' CALAMARO believed that I gambling would again operate in Ouba, 
because Cuba could not flourish without i the/ income derived from Americans 
Vacationing And gambling in Cuba* ^ ^He said .the Cuban economy was based 
primarily on sugar and distilleries .and/ . this was not enough to support 
the Cuban people* He said the Cuban pe.Qple. are miserably poor and that the 
- -v - best paying ^obs were for the Cub^ jpqoplw ^ Obtain employment in the 

night clubSj, ,?^ch Amebican operated* ’ ' 

can ’earn as hl^ as $250* a fit'bend schools for 

approximately a six month duratioj^. .a,ea^ .bow, to deal cards- and work in •. 
the gambling casino* He also believe^, that ^ .^t^out the attraction pf gambling 
not many Americans would go to Havai^^j^. 












CALAMARO also advised that ‘ANGELO ' BRUn 6 and approximately 30 
other undisclosed indi'vlduals had a ^Coney Island" ih the Dominican 
Republic. He did not furnish the 1^'caiidh olf this amusement park but 
ixplied that it was quite large and presently Ih operation* 

CALAUARO said that he Imew a lot of the local racket figures but 
only through business connections* ' He mentioned catering for the wedding 
of NATCH Y ESPOSITO* He said that^NATCK even paid ah extra $100 for the 
jjall where the reception was held because C.^LAMAR0 catered to the wedding 
instead of the owner of the hall itself* CALAMARO sUted that when catering 
at these weddings ha has connections, unidentified, in Florida where ho oai^ 


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“Skijiny Eaaor’s" (FELIX JOHN DeTULLIO, Philadelphia Top Hoodlum) Bar at 
6th hnd Washington Avenue* CALAMABO knons Philadelphia Top Hoodlum PETER 
CASELLA because he had formerly done, business with CASELLA' s family when 
they operated a wholesale grocery, concero. CALAUARO said when he visits bars 
and so forth, he -has to buy drinks ■■because he is in business* 

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CALAMARO said that BRUNO wo^d have nothing -to do with narcotics, 
plsps, or prostitutions CALAUARO 'said that the -only thing that he knew that 
BRUNO had fooled -with -was the nimbers^business* - 

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'- .on November 3> :1956^H||H^|^|^PA38iBtut" Supervisor, in 
Charge of Enforcement, Alcoho^uKTroDaoco-Ttf^Bivision, U.S. Treasury l \ ^ 

Department, Philadelphia, advised that the subpoena for ANGELO BRUNO to appear 
before a Federal Grand Jury, Eas-bern District of 'Pennsylvania, had not 
b een serv ed* The subpoenas for the appearance before the (brand Jury according 
^ involved some UO individuals who had part in a conspiracy or 

’ knowTeoge of the operat^n of a large' still in Reading, 'Pa,^ raided byj 
f; '.-f men in June. 1956 •fHHjllPstated that ISUNOfs photograph ha d been Id entif led ‘ 

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out, however, that there was little information 'bo actually Indicate that 
BRUNO visited the still site* He pointed out that one cooperative witness 
in the investigation, identified ANTONIO ROCCO GAPONICHU), Newark Top Hoodlum, 
as having visited the still site but la-ber retracted this identification 
when observli^CAPON^RO in person or observing a more recent photograph 
of CAPONIGROajHjjjl^B^elieved that BRUNO might possibly have had a financial . 
Interest in tn^operation of the still. ^t had no evldenciaxy information 
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possible that BBWO.had financial intpreet i^ establishing thev' ' 





]h November 1958«miadvised that ANGELO BRINO Whtt 
in Mlamiy Fla.;, frequents busines^esteblishmoit of BEN GALLUP^ 2820 
Northwest 7th Avenue, Miami., Fla^UBkdvised in December 1953 that 








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kdvised in Novanber 1958 that ANGELO BRWO usually lm/J\ 
traveled by airlines between Miami and Philadelphia. ^ 

BECAUSE BRLKO IS ALLEMD TO HAVE COMMITTED GANGLAND 
glCBCtJTirMS 3N THE PAST. HE SHOULD BE CCNSIDERED DANGEROUS. 



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DATE; March 12, 1959 




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DIRECTOR, FBI (92-2717) 


PROM:; . 'sac, PHILADELPHIA- (92-444) 
SUBJECT : .f , ANGELO^RUNO, akaZ^vVi ; 


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